Tag: pond life
Early Spring on Paris Mountain
The transformation happens suddenly. Last week the trees were old, grey, lean and and wise companions. This week they are vibrant, green and growing, camouflaging our neighbors and the rest of the world.
Cooters in February
When it gets warm the Cooters come up to sunbathe. They crowd onto every available floating piece of log.
The combination of ponds, woods and open fields on our property attracts a variety of wildlife year round. We see lots of turtles sunbathing on the shores of the pond when it’s warm. But snapping turtles don’t seem to be avid sunbathers. They don’t appear quite so often, but we see them when they climb out…
Water and Crows
You can always hear crows on Paris Mountain. They are loud, and keep running conversations going all day long, and year round. The pond is clear today after almost a week without precipitation. But there is still a heavy flow of spring water and runoff from all the recent rains, spilling into the lower pond.